Tag Archive: This Day Tonight

Apr 21 2017

TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Graham Kennedy collected his second Gold Logie at the ninth annual TV Week Logie Awards. The Gold Logie that year also carried the title Star Of The Decade, in recognition of Kennedy’s 10 years’ success in Australian TV. Kennedy also won the Logie Award for Best Male Personality in Victoria for the sixth year running. For …

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Apr 12 2017

This Day Tonight: 50 years on

Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the debut of ABC‘s first nightly current affairs program, This Day Tonight. TDT, as it became known, was first hosted by Bill Peach, formerly host of TEN10‘s Telescope program in Sydney. Telescope was loosely based on the UK Tonight show and it was a similar model to be adopted by …

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Dec 10 2016

Caroline Jones to leave Australian Story

Caroline Jones, the presenter of ABC‘s award-winning documentary series Australian Story, has announced she will be stepping down from the role. Jones, whose association with ABC dates back over 50 years, has been presenter of Australian Story since it began in May 1996. In a statement issued by ABC, Jones said: “This is not an …

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Nov 08 2016

The Young Doctors turns 40

The Young Doctors was destined to be one of Australia’s shortest lived serial dramas but in an ironic twist became the longest-running of its time.. Created by the Reg Watson for the Reg Grundy Organisation, The Young Doctors began as the story of five medical interns who had started at the fictional Alfred Memorial Hospital. Playing …

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Aug 14 2016

ABC shows us When TV Was Awesome

Back in the Nineties, ABC‘s The Late Show took footage from 1970s dramas Bluey and Rush and comically re-voiced them — resulting in the sketches Bargearse and The Olden Days. Now, with the 60th anniversary of Australian television approaching, ABC is taking a similar tact with its new online series When TV Was Awesome. Written and …

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Oct 07 2015

1995: October 7-13

Mum’s the word Home And Away‘s Melissa George (pictured) says there is an unexpected benefit to portraying a pregnant woman on television. “Now I can eat my lunch before going on set and not have to worry about holding my tummy in!,” she told TV Week. Her character Angel’s pregnancy to Shane (Dieter Brummer) was not …

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Apr 01 2015

What is 40 years in metric time?

Every year, media outlets around the world see how much they can do outdo each other for the most preposterous April Fool’s Day gag. It was 40 years ago that ABC‘s This Day Tonight program unveiled a corker which attracted national attention at the time and more recently has gone global! Nigel Starck, in 1975 a reporter for …

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Nov 09 2014

1994: November 12-18

Cover: Melissa George (Home And Away) Sundae too far away! Those who have seen the film The Adventures Of Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert may have seen Ken Radley as the vile redneck drunk in Coober Pedy intent on doing something “something villainous” to Guy Pearce‘s befrocked character. What most may not realise is that Radley …

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Aug 27 2013

Obituary: Bill Peach

Bill Peach, former journalist and TV and radio presenter, has died at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital at the age of 78. Born in the NSW town of Lockhart in 1935, Peach began his career as a cadet at ABC radio in the late 1950s.  After a stint working overseas at the BBC he returned to …

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